Isle of Wight News

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Officers and members of the public honoured with Chief Constable Awards


Officers and members of the public have been presented with The Chief Constable’s Awards at a special ceremony, including Julie Welling, Jacob Gates and Rebecca Bruce-Witchall for their bravery on the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 26th September, 2016 7:19am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Walk the Wight: Almost £300,000 raised so far

walk the wight celebrations

The stars of Walk the Wight 2016 were paid tribute to last night at an awards evening in Newport. It was revealed that almost £300,000 has been raised so far with more donations to follow.

Friday, 23rd September, 2016 2:06pm

By Emma Topping

Older Drivers Forum supports older motorists at events during awareness week


From Monday September 26 until Friday September 30, the Older Drivers Forum will be hosting events focusing on giving advice and information to mature motorists and their interested friends and family.

Friday, 23rd September, 2016 1:40pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 11 readers' comments

Official Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS report reveals ‘Tough decisions’ ahead (updated)

Ambulance coming off the ferry

Documents seen by OnTheWight reveal Hampshire and the Isle of Wight health bosses are seriously considering dividing services across the region. It could mean more medical procedures moving from St Mary's to the Mainland.

Friday, 23rd September, 2016 12:28pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust receives keys to specially adapted yacht

The Keys

Last week at the Southampton Boat Show, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust received the keys to their new, specially adapted yacht. The yacht is now well on her way to Largs and should arrive in the next three days.

Thursday, 22nd September, 2016 1:58pm

By Emma jackson

Islanders form giant human peace sign (aerial photos)

Human peace sign by Darren Vaughan WightDrone

Islanders stood side by side with others across the globe on the United Nations International Day of Peace. See the aerial photos taken by Darren Vaughan of Wight Drone.

Thursday, 22nd September, 2016 12:55pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Indies claim IW Tories working with Hampshire to derail Solent Deal


The Island Independents claim IW Conservative councillors plan to derail the Solent Deal so the Isle of Wight can be absorbed into a Conservative-led Hampshire and Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 22nd September, 2016 12:04pm

By Jonathan Bacon with 79 readers' comments

Live coverage of the full council meeting

county hall chamber

Follow the live discussion and debate from the September full council meeting being held at County Hall from 6pm.

Wednesday, 21st September, 2016 5:45pm

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Solent Devolution: Leader deflects accusations in email ping-pong

ping pong

Conservative councillor, Chris Whitehouse claims the '£30m pa for 30 years' Solent Deal is "not new or additional money". If true, the Leader of the council says it would undermine all the promises from the Government.

Wednesday, 21st September, 2016 5:07pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Prestigious award for Cowes Yacht Haven

Cowes Yacht Haven has won a prestigious award in a national competition organised by the Chelsea Magazines Group.

Wednesday, 21st September, 2016 6:59am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

The Time Travel Heritage Trail helps you explore Ventnor’s rich history

Ventnor time travel trail partners

From the Esplanade and Steephill to Ventnor Downs, the new Time Travel Heritage Trail can be visited in a leisurely day and will guide you through the town, where you will learn more about the rich history of Ventnor.

Tuesday, 20th September, 2016 5:40pm

By Sally Perry

MP challenged by farmers to back British farming during Brexit talks

iow andrew turner mp and dairy farmer richard fisk

Farmers and growers challenged the MP to back British farming when a new agriculture policy.

Tuesday, 20th September, 2016 10:04am

By Isobel Bretherton with 8 readers' comments